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1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-627-2000
boroughclerk@rockawayborough.org


Parks and Recreation

bench in a park


The Rockaway Borough Parks and Recreation Department aims to enhance the quality of life for our residents by providing and maintaining quality parks and facilities, and by offering or supporting enriching recreational activities and events for people of all ages and abilities.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recreation Director/Community Liaison

Robert O'Connor
Phone Number: 973-627-2000
email: recdirector@rockawayborough.org


Meetings

All Recreational Meetings are canceled until further notice.

The Parks and Recreation Committee meets in the Community Center at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is no meeting held in December. Click here for meeting schedule.

Minutes and Agendas

Meeting minutes and agendas are posted on the meetings page. Click here to view the Recreation minutes and agendas.

Notices

At the March 12th Mayor and Council meeting, Mayor Mulligan suspended all recreation activities for a period of two weeks until Sunday, March 29, after consultation with State, County, local school district, and health officials. The situation will be re-assessed in approximately 7-10 days. This will affect sports activities, senior meetings, and all Recreation Department related functions. We appreciate your understanding and feel free at anytime to reach out with any questions.


Sports

Soccer

RB soccer

Rockaway Rowdies

Ages 4 to 15
Season: Spring and Fall
Fall Registration: June 1 thru Aug. 1
Spring Registration: Jan. 15 thru Feb. 28

Contact: Rob O'Connor
Email: rockborosoccer@gmail.com

Website

Track and Field

RB track and field

 

Ages 9 to 15
Season: March to June
Registration: thru February 28
Download Registration Form

Contact: Chris Dennehy
Email: cdennehy2001@gmail.com

Webpage

Swim Team

RB swim team

Park Lake Sharks

Ages 6 to 18 (swimmers must be able to get across one lap)
Season: July to August
Registration: TBA

Contact: Gus Casco
Email: parklakessharks@gmail.com

no website


Softball and Baseball

RB softball

Rockaway Borough Little League

Ages 4 to 16+
Spring season: April to June
Registration has ended for spring 2020

Contact:Jesse Cerutti
Email: jesse.cerutti@outlook.com

Website

Wrestling

Rockaway Borough Junior Knights

Jr. Knights

Grades K to 8
Season: November to February
Registration: TBA

Contact: Jim Leslie
Email: jimleslie53@gmail.com

Website

Baseball- Babe Ruth

RB babe ruth

Lakeland Miners

Ages 13-15
Season: April to June
Registration: February 1 thru March 31

Contact: Mike Gosden
Email: mpgdfg@aol.com

Website


Football

Rockaway Borough Junior Knights

Jr. Knights

Grades K to 8th (Flag)
Season: August to November
Registration: TBA

Contact:
Email: jrknightsaaa@gmail.com

Website

Cheerleading

RB cheerleading

Junior Knights Cheer

Grades K to 8th
Season: August to November
Registration: TBA

Contact: LeighAnn Holdwright
Email: sillycivicgirl@aol.com

Website

Basketball

Rockaway Borough Junior Knights

Boro Ball

Grades k to 2 (co-ed clinic)
Grades 3 to 8 (boys teams)
Girls in grades 3 to 8: see rtgirlshoops.org.
Season: October to March

Contact: David Walter
Email: rockborobball@gmail.com

Website

Ski Club

RB ski club

 

Grades 3 to 8
Season: six Fridays after Christmas vacation
Registration: TBA

Contact: Christina Scalzo
Email: rbskiprogram@gmail.com

No website




Sports available for our residents but not affliated with Rockaway Borough Recreation:
Renegades Lacrosse
Rockaway Township Girls Basketball
Rockaway Miners Hockey




Parks/Facilities

Centennial Park

1 Centennial Drive


playground
basketball courts

See Map

Donatoni Park

199 West Main Street


softball field
baseball field
playground
covered picnic tables

See Map

Friendship Field

109 Lakeside Drive


soccer field

See Map

Heady Field /Mem. Pk

33 Maple Avenue


playground
picnic tables
softball field
street hockey rink
basketball courts

See Map

Park Lake

165 Lakeside Dr


swimming beach & docks *
swim team docks
lighted walking path
picnic tables
playground
fishing
volleyball court
   * in-season, with badge

See Map

Smith Field

85 West Lincoln Avenue


baseball field
batting cages
playground

See Map

Jackson Ave River Park

80 Jackson Ave


picnic tables
benches
fishing
scenic location

See Map


Forms

Accident Report Form
Facility Request Form
Summer Employment Application Form


Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed

The Recreation Department is looking for extra hands to help with various projects, sports, events, and committees. If you are willing to help your community, please email recdirector@rockawayborough.org. A small time commitment makes a large impact!


Facebook

Rockaway Borough Parks and Recreation has its own Facebook page. Please visit us at facebook.com/rockbororec


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